Fastag to be implemented on 8 state highways in Rajasthan next month
RSRDC and RIDCOR operate 51 state highways in Rajasthan with 136 toll booths.
JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government is set to implement Fastag on eight more state highways. Sources said that twenty-two toll plazas on these state highways will have the Fastag system installed and operating by next month. The decision to implement the system was taken after its successful implementation on two state highways.
The Public Works Department has invited tenders for setting up the system on 22 toll plazas on eight routes. They include two toll plazas on the Hanumangarh-Suratgarh state highway, 3 on Dungarpur-Sardarshahar-Rajgarh, 3 on Nasirabad-Kekdi-Deoli, 2 on Dabek-Mavli-Kapasan, 2 Jahazpur-Mandal, 3 on Alwar-Behrad-Narnail, 3 Merta-Raas, and 4 on Jodhpur-Aesian-Phaledi.
Fastag has already been implemented in Sikar-Bhilwawa, Sikar and Jhunjhunu. The pilot project on these routes had been successful following which the government considered implementing it on other routes.
“The tenders have been invited and we hope to complete the word order process in the next few days. The 22 more routes will have the system implemented by next month,” said an official.
RSRDC and RIDCOR operate 51 state highways in Rajasthan with 136 toll booths. FASTag was started as a pilot project in Jaipur on Jaipur-Bhilwara and Jaipur-Jobner highways. RSRDC has 37 state highways in Rajasthan, on which there are 105 toll booths.
The official clarified that the people would not have to buy a different FASTag for state highways. “The same FASTag that works for national highways will work for the state highways. We have already figured this out with the NHAI,” said the official.
He said that FASTag would not only save time for vehicle owners but also help improve toll payment compliance.